Caprese Salad

2-3 vine ripe tomatoes
1 pound fresh mozzarella
20-30 basil leaves
~ 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
~ 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste

Slice tomatoes and mozzarella in ¼ inch thick slices. Layer alternating slices of tomato, cheese, and basil leaves onto a platter. Finely chop a few basil leaves to sprinkle on top. Drizzle with oil just before serving (and balsamic if desired). Lightly season with salt and pepper.

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